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How to decline a dinner invitation from bad cooks, but still see them?

My wife and I are foodies, her relatives are terrible cooks. How do we decline their dinner invitation while still getting the chance to see them? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jun 8, 2014 - 58 answers

Medium has invited me, should I RSVP?

Medium, a 'thingy' on the web, which is apparently in beta, has just sent me an invitation to come and write. Its been difficult searching for reviews or information about them due to their name. I've been recently burnt by Posterous' closure with the sudden demise of a popular* group blog I'd initiated. I would appreciate your thoughts on this medium (heh), whether I should consider writing there, particularly wrt its longevity or survival, and any other insights on its target audience, reputation and/or credibility, before investing time, effort and original content once more. [more inside]
posted by infini on Jun 26, 2013 - 10 answers

The perils of applying for a lot of things!

Question about the Peace Corps and withdrawing acceptance of an invitation—is this possible? Will it make me look bad if/when I apply for other government things? [more inside]
posted by Papagayo on Feb 26, 2013 - 3 answers

How to word a party invitation without sounding tacky?

My husband mentioned to me some years ago that he'd never had an actual, cake-and-candles, friends from the neighborhood invited, hats and horns birthday party in his entire life. I'd like to give him a small surprise birthday party for his upcoming birthday in late March, but I have questions about how to actually word the invitations. [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Feb 26, 2013 - 14 answers

Repeating "No" Nicely

How to say no over and over again? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Nov 26, 2012 - 25 answers

How should I address wedding invitations to significant others of my friends?

How should I address wedding invitations to significant others of friends? [more inside]
posted by mai on Sep 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Can Jimmy come out and play?

I've been failing on getting some friends to go out and do stuff with me, and need some help figuring out what I can do to get better success. [more inside]
posted by garlic on May 18, 2012 - 15 answers

How can I invite people to a ninja day event?

How can I invite people to a ninja day event? [more inside]
posted by rosa on Nov 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Wedding invitation etiquette

Wedding invitation protocol question for the non-Martha Stewart demographic. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Nov 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Can we ask people to send "expressions of interest" prior to the actual wedding invites?

Can we ask people to indicate an "expression of interest" in attending our wedding before we send out of the official invites? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2011 - 38 answers

Does the kindergarten teacher come to the birthday party?

Is it appropriate to ask your child's kindergarten teacher to his birthday party? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Sep 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Inviting non-friends to a Facebook event?

I've created a Facebook event for a quiz I am running and invited my friends. I also want to be able to invite the friends of one of my friends. Is this possible without involving him? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Nov 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Small scaled circus event, and not quite juggulo themed. How does one promote?

My boyfriend and I were sitting around one night listening to an extensive amount of circus music I had the thought... we totally need to put on a circus-themed party. We found and booked a venue with a good friend who owns a bar, booked a few performers (jugglers, contortionists, musicians, all close friends). The date is set, place booked, now for the promotion which will make or break the event. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on Sep 6, 2010 - 12 answers

I want to hang out with my friend!

I invited a friend to go to an event, and then she invited her boyfriend and other friends. I don't really want to hang out with her other friends! What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully on Jul 8, 2010 - 44 answers

How do I interprete this wedding invitation?

I just received my first of many wedding invitations, and I am a little unsure about how to respond. Based on this pic, it looks likes after "M_____" I put Mr. John Doe. Correct?
posted by helios410 on Jun 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Wedding Invitation Etiquette - my husband and I are hosting and paying for my stepdaughter's wedding and she has just ordered the invitations without involving us in any way - shouldn't the invitations be sent from the hosts - her father and I? I'm not concerned about the style or cost but I thought we would have the honor of extending the invitations or at least reviewing the contents before they are sent out. Or am I being hopelessly old-fashioned? Thoughts?
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2010 - 53 answers

Crap, I missed ANOTHER meeting?

How can I integrate my company's Microsoft Exchange 2003 calendar with Mail.app and iCal on Snow Leopard? I don't fully understand how Exchange and Outlook work on PCs but I need to make it happen on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 2, 2010 - 10 answers

A sad brother-in-law at the Tigers game?

How should I (or just should I) ask my bereaved brother-in-law to a baseball game next week? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Sep 25, 2009 - 20 answers

Oh baby, did I just blow it?

Are baby showers, by default, supposed to be surprises? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Sep 21, 2009 - 38 answers

Ugh. Weddings. Never a fun one.

Boyfriend invited to his best friend's wedding, and, well... drama. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2009 - 43 answers

I got uninvited - now what?

How do I get over being mad about being uninvited to a wedding, when I sort of understand where the couple is coming from? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2009 - 72 answers

Shakespearefilter- Writing an invitation like the Bard

I want to invite a woman (via letter) I like out on a date to see a Shakespearean play later this month. I want it to read somewhat like the general language used in his writings, but also instantly understandable to someone not very familiar with his plays and/or language. If someone could point me to a resource to help out or if you're willing to rewrite it yourself, I'd be very thankful. [more inside]
posted by Jason Land on Jul 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Sick of stag.

Why (in the hell) can I not bring a date to this wedding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2009 - 93 answers

Examples of handmade cards for small business invitations

Where can I find examples of handmade corporate or small business event invitations? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jun 15, 2009 - 1 answer

Help choosing a font please?

Can you give advice about a font to go with another font? [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Jun 12, 2009 - 2 answers

I don't need your stinkin public service!

How can I deal with bloggers uploading pictures of private events? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Jun 10, 2009 - 81 answers

How to print my wedding postcard?

We're printing our wedding invitation as a couple of postcards. It's classier then it sounds, but where's the classiest (cheapest) place to print them. [more inside]
posted by gilgamix on Jun 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Evite for professionals?

I need an online-invitation/RSVP-management solution for a small non-profit. Something between evite and cvent? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Jun 3, 2009 - 3 answers

To go or not to go?

Invitation question: Should I attend my assistant's upcoming bridal shower and/or wedding... when it's clear that she does not like me? [more inside]
posted by GuffProof on Jun 1, 2009 - 39 answers

How to word the invitation for a Happy Hour that's (partially) in honor of those being laid off?

Some of my coworkers are being laid off. I'd like to send out an invitation to a Happy Hour so we have a chance to get together informally before "the end". How do I word the invitation? [more inside]
posted by parilous on May 18, 2009 - 18 answers

I need help with invitation wording

Help me word an invitation. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Apr 23, 2009 - 12 answers

We'd prefer invites with tact

A friend's wedding invitation had a poem that included the line "We prefer gifts of money." Besides choking on my own rage, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 202 answers

Saving "Podiatrist Convention" for the anniversary party.

(NameMy___Filter) Help me name our wedding! [more inside]
posted by explosion on Oct 20, 2008 - 23 answers

Font question

I want to design an invitation that looks like a football game ticket stub. What font should I use?
posted by tizzie on Sep 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Party perfect

Birthday invitation etiquette questions [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on Aug 4, 2008 - 27 answers

Where to print custom wedding invitation?

Where to print custom wedding invitations online? [more inside]
posted by patrickje on Jun 16, 2008 - 8 answers

wedding shower thing

Wedding shower faux-pas, how to recover? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Feb 9, 2008 - 21 answers

How do you politely tell an ex that they are invited to your parent's visitation, but not the funeral?

How do you politely tell an ex that they are invited to your parent's visitation, but not the funeral? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 - 18 answers

Easy Invitations

I saw a website the other day that allowed you to send out a group voice mail message but cannot find it now. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by daviss on Jul 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Rule of thumb about who to invite at work to your wedding?

How do I decide who at work to invite to my wedding? I'd love to invite everyone on my 20 person team - even the ones I only have worked with with five minutes here or there (Most of them.) But I'm afraid by inviting them, I may be making them feel obliged to come, lest I get offended. (I wouldn't at all.) Is there some sort of rule of thumb here? [more inside]
posted by parma on Jul 9, 2007 - 16 answers

Replying to a formal invitation

So, I've been invited to a party at my country's embassy later this week. The formal invitation asks me to RSVP, but I don't do this sort of thing very often, and I've got no idea what the right protocol for a response is. Anyone got any idea?
posted by ascullion on May 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Please help me with a sensitive wedding invitation challenge .

Please help me with a sensitive wedding invitation challenge. My partner doesn't want her parents on the invitation as her father has died years after a bitter separation from her mother. But my mum is a traditionalist and can't understand how I could leave her off the invite. Is there a way for everyone to be happy? [more inside]
posted by razzman on Feb 22, 2007 - 22 answers

Downloadable wedding monogram font?

A friend is looking for a free (or really cheap) downloadable font to create a monogram for her wedding invitations consisting of the bride and groom's first initials and an ampersand (ie N&V). Any tips for a scripty, engrave-y, calligraphy-y, weddingy type font with lots of flourishes? Is it a monogram if it's for two people? I have no idea.
posted by obiwanwasabi on Nov 2, 2006 - 12 answers

Evite + PayPal?

In coordinating events for a small alumni group I want to collect money in advance of each event, so that somebody's not left holding the bag when a few people don't show up. I'm basically looking for Evite, but requiring payment in order to RSVP in the affirmative. (It turns out Evite doesn't do this.) Is there any such service?
posted by waldo on Aug 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Addressing wedding invitations...

How rude is it really to use a printer and a nice calligraphy or script font to print addresses on wedding invitation envelopes? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Aug 5, 2006 - 54 answers

How do you refer to a divorced couple attending a formal function together?

What is the formal etiquette on how to address an invitation to a divorced couple who are attending a wedding together? [more inside]
posted by TTNoelle on Jul 26, 2006 - 14 answers

Wedding Reception Invitation Wording

We're getting married in June at the courthouse. Our parents, and anyone else who's around and wants to go, is welcome to come along but we're not formally inviting anyone. We are, however inviting people to the reception, and I have questions about what the invitations should say. [more inside]
posted by jennyb on Apr 15, 2005 - 18 answers

Does etiquette demand hand addressing wedding invitations?

EtiquetteFilter. Specifically, I'm interested in wedding invitation etiquette. Even more specifically, I'm interested in the proper etiquette for addressing wedding invitations. No, not the proper wording, because I've found that ... I really just want to know: Do we have to address all of these things by hand?
posted by grabbingsand on Aug 3, 2004 - 18 answers

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